Haifa Court Rules Against Rachel Corrie

Buck8/30/2012 12:05:28 pm PDT

This is taking a strange turn. You can’t say that these two things are the same. Just because Saddam fooled a lot of people into thinking he had more WMD capability than he really did has absolutely nothing to do with Iran.

From your link:

The massive report does say, however, that Iraq worked hard to cheat on United Nations-imposed sanctions and retain the capability to resume production of weapons of mass destruction at some time in the future.

“[Saddam] wanted to end sanctions while preserving the capability to reconstitute his weapons of mass destruction when sanctions were lifted,” a summary of the report says.

This is a serious warning. Yes, he didn’t have the ability to deliver actual WMD at that moment. He had demonstrated that IF he did, he would use it. He did so in the past, and there was no reason to think he wouldn’t in the future. AND he was making sure not to give up the ability to assemble it as soon as sanctions were lifted.

The real lesson from the report is that “Iraq’s WMD program was essentially destroyed in 1991 and Saddam ended Iraq’s nuclear program after the 1991 Gulf War.” Why was it destroyed? Because it existed. How was it destroyed? With a military solution.